We're (REALLY) excited because...

We have some big news here at MKB today - we can barely contain ourselves with excitement. You all know by now that Josephine Angelini's BRAND NEW BOOK, Trial by Fire, is publishing on 2nd September - only 125 more sleeps! - and we have been itching to share the UK cover with Josephine's fans. 

Well, we can tell you today that the wait is almost over! We've partnered up with our good friends at Sugarscape and can confirm that the UK cover of Trial by Fire will be revealed THIS THURSDAY, May 1st, exclusively over at Arghghghghghhgghhggh! We feel a bit like this:

Be sure to keep an eye on MKB's Twitter to find out the moment the cover drops - you can follow us at You can also follow Sugarscape here, and Josephine Angelini has her own Twitter account here.

Roll on Thursday!! In the meantime, here's a bit about what we can expect to see in Trial by Fire:


Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted...which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily's life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear. 

Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian . . . Lily's identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences. 

Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn't understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected. 

But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

The countdown to the cover reveal begins - just three days to go! Until then be sure to share your excitement in the comments, or tell us on Twitter.